When my lupus started flaring up again, I was put on a ton of medicine that didn’t work. In my research, I came across celery juice and knew I had to give it a try.
At the same time, I wasn’t ready to give up keto. So I decided to drink celery juice while on keto.
I have been drinking 16 oz of celery juice every single morning, on an empty stomach, while also doing keto. It has been a game changer for me.
My inflammation is nearly gone, I’m losing the weight I gained from steroids, my energy is finally back and my skin is better than ever.
Drinking Celery Juice While on Keto
Can You Drink Celery Juice While on Keto?
When you juice anything, it removes it’s dietary fiber. The fiber is what you see leftover in the juicer.
And since you get your grams of net carbs from removing the fiber from the total carbs, you will no longer have fiber to remove.
8oz of celery juice has 9.5 grams of carbs.
16oz of celery juice has 19 grams carbs.
Is Celery Juice Keto Friendly?
Is celery juice keto friendly? Yes- you can absolutely drink celery juice while on a ketogenic diet! As a matter of fact, raw celery juice is a great addition to a keto diet.
The key is to not add anything to your celery juice, just plain, raw celery stalks (printable recipe below) because celery has a low carbohydrate count.
You do not want any added sugars, that’s why it’s best to make your own and not buy celery juice at the store. Most green juices you see at the grocery store may have celery, but they also add a lot of other stuff- which takes away from the benefits of plain celery juice. Plus, it’s way cheaper to just make it yourself.
How many cups you drink is going to depend on the specific carb intake you need to remain in ketosis and what you plan on eating or drinking the rest of the day.
I, personally, keep my carb intake at 25g net carbs per day. I like to drink 16oz of celery juice every morning because I prefer the benefits of the celery juice over anything else with carbs. Plus, I still 6g net carbs left for the rest of the day and I’m good with that.
Celery Juice Nutritional Information
* It takes about 1.5 stalks of celery to make 16 oz of celery juice (if using a medium stalk of celery). But, one large celery stalk can also make 16oz.
|Celery Nutrition Facts|
|Serving Size 1 cup RAW celery juice|
|Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.1g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Vitamin A 7% · Vitamin C 16%|
|Calcium 8% · Iron 0% Vitamin K 72%|
|*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet|
Benefits of Celery Juice
There are soooo many benefits to celery juice, so I’m just going to point the reasons I, personally started drinking celery juice. If you want a ton more info on it with the research to back the claims, I highly recommend checking out this celery juice book.
- Natural detox
- Boost metabolism
- Boost in energy levels
- Reduces inflammation
- Better skin
- May help prevent cancer and liver diseases
- Relieves symptoms of autoimmune disorders
- Less bloating
- Aides in weight loss
- Extremely hydrating
- Lots of electrolytes, which are necessary while on Keto
- Helps relieve digestive issues
- Clearer skin
- High in vitamins a, c and k
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- May help reduce symptoms of chronic illnesses
There are so many benefits that many people call it a miracle drink. If you can’t stomach the 16oz, at least try drinking one cup of celery juice every morning as an addition to a healthy diet.
How to Juice Celery
It’s super easy. Why? Because you’re not mixing anything in with your celery. It’s pure celery juice. Yes, just celery.
As tempting as it is, do not mix anything else with your celery- you only want to use the raw vegetable. It will not work as well and you will lose many of the health benefits.
You just have to buy your stalks of celery sticks, preferably organic, and juice them!
I buy 10 stalks a week and that gets me 16oz of celery juice a day. I just wash them and chop them all up when I get home. Then I juice them every morning.
I don’t leave all of the leaves, but I do keep about half. The leaves have ton of nutrients and it also helps with the taste. But if you leave too many leaves in, it’ll taste too bitter.
It’s best to drink the celery juice fresh, but definitely do not wait longer than 24 hours. That’s why I juice daily. You don’t want to freeze the celery either. But, that’s okay because celery will last you the full week as long as you store it in an air tight container.
What Kind of Juicer to Use for Celery Juice
It’s best to use a masticating juicer because they reserve the most nutrients from the celery (and other veggies, fruits and herbs as well). It also has the added benefit of being quiet.
This is the juicer I use and it’s an excellent choice for any beginner. It’s fast, it’s quiet and it’s not crazy expensive. It’s also easy to clean when you’re juicing daily (parts that need cleaning can go in the dishwasher). Plus, it has the measurements labeled so you know exactly when you have as much celery juice as you need.
If you do not have or do not want to purchase a juicer, you can blend the celery and then strain it with a cheese cloth or something. However, that is going to take more time, make more noise and be more of a pain.
The reason I bring up noise so much is because you don’t want to wake everyone else up (hello sleeping babies) while you’re trying to get your celery juice ready.
How to Drink Celery Juice While on Keto
Drink the fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach.
The first few times, it is going to have you going to the bathroom. So don’t plan to drink it if you have to be anywhere within the hour. Give yourself an hour.
You can eat breakfast 20-30 minutes after finishing your juice. Preferably berries and nothing overly fatty yet. Then for your snack, lunch and dinner you can have your fats.
You also have the option to drink 32oz of lemon or lime water first thing in the morning. *Lemon water, not lemon juice.* Then wait 20-30 minutes to drink the celery juice.
Celery Juice Taste
It literally just tastes like celery.
Fresh juices are going to taste better than celery juice that has been sitting in the fridge.
You may hate it at first, but your body will get used to the taste in like 3 days. I swear it. Just keep going, even if you don’t like it at first. It’s worth it and you will start to like the taste. It’s just a shock the first few times.
An acquired taste 😉
Keto Celery Juice Recipe
This keto juice recipe will help you remain in ketosis while drinking celery juice.
Keto Celery Juice Recipe
- 1-1.5 large bunch celery (this will make 16 oz)
Rinse the celery and run it through a juicer
Drink immediately for best results
Alternatively, you can chop the celery and blend it in a high-speed blender until smooth. Strain well and drink immediately.
For more keto recipes, check out the keto recipes section of my blog.
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